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What is the History of Stain Removers?

The first of all stain removers is plain water. People find it is easy to wash away mud at a stream or a river.

The history of cleaning agents runs back to ancient Babylonian culture. Soap like materials was evacuated from ancient Babylonian remains. The 4500-5000-year-old remains also have detailed description of making such materials. It is however not clear whether they used the fat and ash mixed material for cleaning purposes.

Egyptian, Romans, Japanese, Greek and Chinese cultures of the ancient times paid attention to cleanliness and used different materials for cleaning purposes.

Chinese used the fruit of the soap-nut tree (Sapindus Mukorossi) for cleaning soft silk clothes. The nut yielded a soap-like material, which thoroughly cleans the silk and is soft on the fabric.

Soap making started in Europe in the seventh century. Soap making in Europe was mostly a family tradition and people kept the technique of soap making a secret. They used animal fat and plant oils to make soap. They also knew the technique of adding perfumes to the soap for fragrance. The soaps were used for bathing and laundry purposes. Italy, Spain, and France were the leaders in soap making.

Large-scale soap manufacturing began in 1791, with the invention of a process of making soda ash from common salt by a French scientist Nicholas Leblanc. Several advancements came to Leblanc method of soap. The cost and time for making soda ash became lower.

German scientists developed a method of making cleaning agents without plant oil or animal fat. This chemically synthesized material is called detergent. This is harsher than soap (that produced from fat and oil). This happened in 1916 when the availability of fat and oils was scarce.

Utilization of enzymes for detergent manufacturing was a breakthrough in detergent manufacturing. A no enzyme content detergents too are available today, but the biggest thrust is on enzyme added detergents. There is however different environmental problems associated with the use of enzymes in detergents.

Further researches produced higher quality detergents at lower costs. Detergents eventually went on to surpass soap as the preferred cleaning agent.

Later researchers on cleaning products were concentrated on the safety of the users and environment, ease of use and lower production costs. Detergents and soaps are available as cakes, powder and in liquid form. Detergents that mix well in saline water are also readily available in the market.

That is the history of stain removers, which started off as a mixture of fat and ash or plant products, which, with advancement in research facilities has grown to such high proportions that everyone today can afford to have a stain remover of his or her choice.

How to Remove Wall Stickers and Wall Decals

This article is about wall stickers and wall decals that are made of vinyl. Many websites talk about how to put these on the wall, but there may be little assistance for how to remove the wall stickers.

The method for removing wall stickers and wall decals will remain the same, but it might be a little more difficult on certain surfaces and depending on the size of the wall sticker. Let’s look at some of the methods for removing.

Winter Is Coming, And So Is the Mold

As the pending winter knocks on our doorstep we are faced with many minor headways through our properties, But none are more annoying than the build up of mold in bathrooms and laundries.

Last season was an exceptionally cold winter for us and the amount of heavily built up mold that I saw in bathrooms and laundries was at monumental levels. The crazy thing, it does not have to be! There are a few simple tricks to keeping mold from taking over your bathroom and potentially damaging paintwork (which could create bond issues for tenants) and more importantly health.

How To Remove Cigarette Smell From Your Building

Tobacco cigarettes produce particles and gasses that easily mingle with the air and intertwine with different substances. The substances embed deeply on surfaces and the smoker’s skin, making the smell linger for long periods of time. Efforts to get rid of cigarette smoke from your house or fabrics can be hard, especially when you have a smoker in the house who can easily redeposit the residue to already clean surfaces.

Apart from having the need to have the smell removed to have better smell and air around your home, if you are a property owner, you will find it extremely important to remove the cigarette smoke for the sake of potential new tenants interested in the house. Nonsmoking tenants will definitely not like renting a house that has severe traces of cigarette smoke and you, therefore, must find ways of cleaning off the smell. You can hire experts to handle your cleaning needs but here are some tips you can use to get rid of the smell of your home.

Tip 1- Open the windows and let the fans run. This allows ventilation which can work great in getting rid of the odor around your home.

Tip 2 – Clean fixtures including light bulbs. Light bulbs tend to disperse the smell when they are heated and cleaning than can go a long way in keeping the smell at bay. You can alternatively consider using bulbs that do not heat up as much when in use to keep the problem under control.

Tip 3 – Clean all hard surfaces thoroughly with ammonia based cleaners, ensuring that you clean window insides, but keeping acidic products off your woodwork to keep damages at bay. You can also consider painting surfaces to trap the odor even though this might offer only temporary results.

Tip 4 – Consider replacing the carpet because it can be very hard to remove smoke particles from it. It also helps to scrub the flooring that is beneath the carpet before installing a new one. Another step you can take to still use the same carpet is hiring professional carpet cleaning services. The experts will know the best products and techniques to use to thoroughly clean your carpet and get rid of the smell.

Tip 5 – Soak blinds and use an all-purpose cleaner to scrub off the smell and let them dry. You can have the curtains professionally cleaned or if need be, replace them to keep your house smelling good.

Tip 6 – Use a chemical sponge to remove the residue from books, lampshades and other types of materials you have around the home that cannot be cleaned any other way.

Tip 7 – Consider replacing air and heating filters, because they can harbor the cigarette orders and other irritants.

Tip 8 – Have your house ozone cleaned by professionals. This is one of the best treatments you can have around your home because it gets rid of not just the cigarette smoke, but all other kinds of odors, viruses, and bacteria.

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